You Can Do This, a collection of paintings by RIVAA member Bob Buckley fills the gallery walls through Sunday. And you’re invited to a meet the artist reception on Saturday evening.
Bob Buckley has been drawing and painting for a few years. He had basically given up everything from his mid-thirties to his mid-fifties. He did a sketch of Rainy Park for his girlfriend, and for Christmas and his birthday, she gifted him a month of classes at the Art Students League. He has not looked back. He has exhibited in many group shows around New York City. “You Can Do This” is his first solo show.
He tries to start a conversation through his paintings. Hate and Homelessness are real and need to be talked about and dealt with in a positive way. Not all of his work holds a message. They are just pretty pictures to get him out of an unhealthy space. Creating is what gives his life purpose.
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